Bob Hollister

Bob leads the Arctic Ecology Program.

He began Arctic research in 1995 working under Pat Webber at Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow) and Atqasuk, Alaska.  These sites are now among the longest continually monitored vegetation studies in the Arctic.   

Bob has a rich history of service related to Arctic research.  He is currently co-chair of the ITEX (International Tundra EXperiment) network and has taken a leadership role within the group on several synthesis activities.  He currently leads a collaborative multi-disciplinary research project funded by the National Science Foundation as part of the Arctic Observatory Network often referred to as ITEX-AON.

Bob has experience working in systems outside the Arctic circle, especially Michigan wetlands.  He teaches courses in plant identification and environmental science at GVSU.  He often talks with community groups and classrooms about the Arctic and climate change.   Do not hesitate to contact him, you will generally find him happy to talk.   

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